Some neighbourhoods saw more than twice as many residents die than would have been expected for the time of year during the spring and summer of 2020.
While excess deaths were spread out over a longer period in the following autumn and winter.
This interactive chart and map let you see what happened where you live.
So far in England and Wales, there have been two periods during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic when weekly and monthly registrations of deaths from all causes were consistently higher than the five-year average – also known as “excess deaths”.
Using weekly data, the first period was from the week ending 20 March to the week ending 12 June 2020 and the second was from the week ending 11 September 2020 to the week ending 5 March 2021. Using monthly data, the periods above average were from March to July 2020 and then from September 2020 to March 2021.
Excess deaths are the clearest way to compare the likely impact of the pandemic over time, because a substantial number of non-COVID-19 excess deaths were recorded early in the pandemic, in March and April 2020.
One reason for excess deaths could be that COVID-19 was undiagnosed.